The Way It Is: Keyshia Cole Says No More Sad Music From Her On The Next Album

July 12, 2012  |  



Keyshia Cole really is the new version of Mary J. Blige. Everybody felt that way when the singer came out with her debut album, “The Way It Is” which played in heavy rotation on every heartbroken girl’s CD player. And just like Mary flipped the script with her music when she got married, Keyshia is doing the same with her next LP, “Woman to Woman.” The good news is she hasn’t forgotten about the ladies who still haven’t gotten to that “happy place.”

This weekend, chatted with Keysh after her performance during the music festival and asked if motherhood and marriage have changed her music.

“It has,” she said, “because I’m in a happy place now. However, some of my fans are not. So I brought on a bunch of writers this time around… obviously I’m not in that place to write those kinds of songs.”

Good looking out. Keyshia’s subject matter isn’t the only thing that’s changed, the singer said.

“I think that I’ve grown vocally and I think a lot of the songs are touching to me.”

“Woman to Woman” isn’t the only venture on Keyshia’s plate. After her album release in the fall, her new reality show, “Family First” will debut.

“I’m a little nervous because it’s different,” Keyshia said referring to her first reality stint, “The Way It Is.”

“It’s me, my husband, my son and my mother, Frankie. My mother’s been in rehab for a while. I’m really proud of her. It’s just a different view of me and what I’ve been through. You won’t see Neffe on the show. However, I wish you would have.”

Sounds like marriage and motherhood are treating Keyshia well. Are you excited for her new album?

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic

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  • Anonymous

    How come I feel like only MadameNoire feels like Keyshia and Mary J are similar. Ya’ll are really forcing the issue. It’s tacky.

    • realadulttalk

      Well, Mary did this SAME thing…didn’t work so well for her. I haven’t liked her since her first CD…not b/c of the music but b/c of her personality. When her reality show first started I will never forget her clowning some girls in a talent show she was judging. I found that quite ironic since she is totally lacking in vocal talent as well. I said it then (and mean it still) this girl will never get another dime of money. And she hasn’t.

  • towngirl

    I’ve always been a Keyshia Cole fan and could relate to her the most in her first couple of albums. You could feel her pain and sincerity. She’s been on the decline since she stopped making that kind of music. And I’m not saying I want her to be sad, I’m happy for her and her new life but I think she should find a balance in the music that she puts out. I want the old Keyshia back!